Kuwait is to focus on humanitarian issues, when it assumes the non-permanent membership seat, at the UN Security Council (UNSC), effective Jan, 2018, said Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister, Khaled Al-Jarallah, on Wednesday.

Kuwait will play an effective and influential role at the humanitarian level, when it assumes the post for a 2018-2019 mandate, said the deputy minister, at a seminar.

Humanitarian plights are currently among the security council’s priorities, in shadow of prevalent conflicts across the globe, he said.

Kuwaiti envoys would coordinate with their colleagues from the other UNSC member states, to avert flare-up of conflicts and strife, he noted.

Speaking of its role in efforts to resolve the conflict in Yemen, he said, Kuwait will play mediation role and seek to resolve strife with peaceful means.

Kuwait, which had hosted talks among the Yemeni parties for three months, planned to ensure success of the forthcoming conference, for re-constructing Iraq, due in Feb, added the deputy minister.

On Jun 2, the UN General Assembly elected Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Poland and Peru, as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, to serve a two-year term starting Jan 1, 2018

Source: NAM News Network